The Drift is an omnipresent force in the Thorn Throne. It is pure power; it acts as a corrupting force and a destructive entity. It is not evil, because it is primal and unbridled, without sentience. The Drift pounds against the protective barrier of Alor. The duality of the Drift and Alor’s protective barrier act as canceling agents, as Alor’s barrier purifies and filters the strength of the Drift, the Drift corrupts and magnifies the power of Alor’s Barrier. When the two energies strike they create a third unnamed energy which is blank and malleable. Where the one of the four elements touch this energy, it is formed with their influence, and from that comes the powers of all arcane magic.
There are some who worship the Drift, its energies being the most powerful thing in all of existence. Many of these followings are small hidden cults. While the Drift is not evil, its corrupting nature tends to cause its followers to be evil, corrupt, or insane. In recent time however, a new perspective on the Drift has come about with the growth and maturation of the Humans. The barbarian tribes of humans who live on the plains on the continent of Ralov worship the Drift as the beginning and end of all things, the most powerful thing in all of existence not for the sake of becoming more powerful themselves but in reverence of its awe inspiring presence.